Press Release

Live Webcast to Present Sights and Sounds of Jupiter

By SpaceRef Editor
January 19, 2001
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During a live webcast on Monday, Jan. 22, scientists from
California, Iowa and Colorado will discuss some of the Jupiter
images and other information they have received recently from
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

The two-hour Internet event from NASA’s Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., will begin at 8:30 a.m. PST
(11:30 a.m. EST) at

http://www.liveonthenet.com/show.cgi?/2001/nasa/show103 .

Dr. Andrew Ingersoll, a planetary scientist at the
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, will discuss
studies of Jupiter’s atmosphere, including movie clips of
swirling storms imaged by Cassini. Dr. William Kurth, a
physicist for the University of Iowa, Iowa City, will present
information about studies of natural radio waves near Jupiter
and what they reveal about the giant magnetic field
surrounding the planet. Some of the radio waves will be
presented as audio clips. Dr. Larry Esposito, a planetary
scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will show
some initial results of using an ultraviolet imaging
instrument on Cassini to “see” a doughnut-shaped ring around
Jupiter fed by volcanic gases from the moon Io.

Tuning in requires free pre-registration with
LiveOnTheNet at http://www.liveonthenet.com . Questions for
the panel may be submitted to [email protected] .
Additional information about the webcast is available at
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/jupiterflyby .

Cassini is a cooperative mission of NASA, the European
Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The spacecraft
passed Jupiter three weeks ago en route to its main
destination, Saturn. Through March, it will continue a
collaborative study of Jupiter with Galileo, which has been
orbiting Jupiter since 1995. JPL, a division of the
California Institute of Technology, manages Galileo and
Cassini for the NASA Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C.

SpaceRef staff editor.